Alejo takes aim at SVMH; calls for special audit

May 4th, 2011

From the Salinas Californian:

Assemblyman alleges mismanagement by board of directors in Downing payout

By Jeff Mitchell

A Salinas state assemblyman has called for a special audit of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System following last week’s disclosure that recently retired Chief Executive Officer Sam Downing received a whopping $3.9 million in special retirement pay.

The unusual call for the audit by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, suggests that SVMH’s board of directors have acted unethically and not in the best interests of the medical center, its patients or employees.

Read the full article at The Salinas Californian.